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  1. My interpretation of a Battle of Midway D3A1. I kept the weathering to a minimum as I believe the green paint would have been somewhat recently applied before the battle. Kit flex gun was replaced with the Fine Molds version. Also added a photo-etch gun sight for the pilot. I think the next build in the Midway lineup with be a F2A3 Buffalo
  2. That was what I thought, but even carrier based planes don't see to have them on. referring to this plane from the Battle of the Coral Sea, you can see there is no RDF housing installed on this plane. Reddit - https://i.redd.it/pjh4uskboai61.jpg I'm using this pic as basis for my Midway build, leaving the wing bomb racks on but empty.
  3. I'm building the 1:48 Hasegawa D3A1; specifically the Midway boxing representing the plane from the Kaga. This would be a commander's aircraft (I've forgotten the actual term) given the 3 horizontal stripes on the fin. I'm noticing in looking for reference pictures that I almost never see the RDF antenna mounted on the underside of the plane. Was this typical of all planes? or would certain planes have the RDF mounted? ... wondering if I should leave it off.
  4. edited the topic, forgot to mention it was the Hasegawa 1:48 kit
  5. My interpretation of a Midway Type 97 bomber. The only item not out-of-the-box is the rear gun which was replaced with a Fine Molds machine gun.
  6. It's the Bullseye sheet, with a bit of an alteration to the TAC decal on the fin.
  7. I did read that book long ago, it was the primary reason i choose a jet from the 421st TFS as a block 40 build for my DS Build theme.
  8. I originally started this as part of the F-16 GB, but don't really have much time to build. Anyway, this is my rendition of the Tamiya kit built as a Block 40 jet in Desert Storm. Some things I could have done better, but I just wanted to put this away on the display shelf and move on to another model. Maybe one day I will replace the Hasegawa boarding ladder ..
  9. ah yes, I remember that one. I think CNN even made a clip on it.
  10. glad you got compensation for that, definitely some infringement there. That is weird, why would someone want to do that? Yes, the pics of my Saudi Tornado build are linked into the ARC forum and also posted on Jakub's Desert Storm website.
  11. Had a little chuckle when I came across this when browsing 1/48 Aircraft : ITALERI 1/48 TORNADO GR.1/IDS (Gulf War 1991) ... (military-model.com) compared to my ARC gallery post 1/48 Italeri IDS Tornado by Benner (arcair.com) They could have at least asked permission to use my pictures. funny they're using those pictures being that a lot of the parts I used are not in the kit. Anyone ever have something similar happen?
  12. here's some pics online A Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) F-14A Tomcat aircraft refuels from an Air Force KC-135R Stratotanker while another Tomcat flies alongside. The aircraft are flying over Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield - NARA & DVIDS Public Domain Archive Public Domain Search (getarchive.net) A Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) F-14A Tomcat aircraft refuels from an Air Force KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft while another Tomcat flies alongside. The Aircraft are flying over Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield - NARA & DVIDS Public Domain Archive Public Dom
  13. almost there, mostly putting on RBF tags at this point. Then putting on the last missile, a HUD part, and boarding ladder. had accidentally put on a decal on the fin backwards, successfully corrected it after peeling the decal off.
  14. Aside from what everyone has said, I thought VA-35 had an interesting load out on their first low level attack, an ALQ-167 on outboard, MERs inboard with 5 Mk20 per rack. I’ll be building a VA-75 jet next, with MER outboard with 3 Mk83 each, and 1 Mk83 on the inboard pylons.
  15. Angles of Attack is a pretty interesting book by an A-6 pilot off the Ranger during Desert Storm. At one point, he describes using the AGM-124 during SUCAP missions. I would suppose where the carrier was stationed also effects the load out. Would carriers in the Red Sea have flown SUCAP?
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